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Dec 9, 2013 5:50am EST
, whether they originate in a wireless or wireline environment. america's future is a wireline environment. >> the future of the communications industry at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> this week on "q&a," pulitzer prize-winning journalist david finkel discusses his latest book titled, "thank you for your service." >> david finkel, at what point did you decide to call this book "thank you for your service"? >> it happened late in the game after i turned in the manuscript and we were searching for a title. i had another one in mind, which was "the suicide room." when i mention that to the publisher, she said, that is just a traffic title. are you trying to put us out of business? i said, i would read that book. she said, that is really not the right title for this book. we sat and batted it around. there is something about this phrase. i was worried it would come across as judgmental in some way or people would see it as almost bitterly ironic and that was not the intention. it is a much simpler meaning, which comes down to, this is what i got comfortable with finally, if you read the bo
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Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm EST
represent? the singlesay biggest issue is the transition to the new ip environment. internet protocol communications is the future. consumers are driving it, ip technology is the technology all devices to communicate with one another. it is that transition from an analog world to an ip world that is the biggest single issue. >> is there any room for a wire- lined up world anymore? >> i think the wire-lined up -orld is the center -- wire lined world that is of our economy and connects the economy and united states. increase 40% rates per year. i was a american -- i would say that america's future is a wire- lined a future. >> you are talking about the move to broadband and one of the sec is looking at is transition. you feel that the sec is moving quickly enough? i think there've been concerns about the process taking too long. >> i applaud the commission for establishing the technology transition task force. i think it is important that we have a managed transition to ip. the commission and department of commerce work very well together in transitioning us from an analog to digital wo
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Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
in a wireline or wireless environment. america's future is a wireline future. >> u.s. telecom head walter mccormick much night on the communicators at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> i got upset with the president. covered my mental health meetings ist few had, and then they never showed up. i was walking in the white house and met this woman who was a press person. you do not ever cover my meetings. she said mental health is not a issue. but we found out what was needed and developed legislation. we passed the mental health systems act of 1980. through congress one month before jimmy, as he says, retired fromrily the white house. the incoming president put it on a shelf and never implemented it. it is one of the greatest disappointments in my life. atrosalynn carter, tonight 9:00 eastern, live on c-span and c-span3. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. world institute of politics held a discussion on the intelligence committee and national security in washington d c. lieutenant general michael flynn talks about the security landscape, addressed global trends like population growth, urb
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Dec 2, 2013 4:10am EST
with -- can our food environment to change without government or societal intervention, especially for potentially addictive substances? did just say no work? does education work for substances of abuse? the answer is no. question two -- can we afford to wait when health care will be bankrupted to chronic metabolic disease? we have got 13 years, people, and we have to do something now. not wait for more research. we have the research. we have what we need. policy what do we do? there is called targeted prevention. that is treat the patient, right? treat the obese person. except for one thing. we've just learned that there are more nonobese people who are sick. it is targeted to the individual. the benefit to risk ratio is high. the weaknesses is the medicalization of prevention, which is hard. behavior medication, which is impossible. cost feasibility and limited success across the board. but it is not targeted. it is public health prevention we need. what are the strengths there? it is radical. it is going to work because we will make it work. it's powerful, because everyone is on
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Dec 8, 2013 9:35pm EST
of communication, whether they originate in the wireline environment or a wireless environment. yeah, i would say america's future is a wireline future. >> the future of the communications industry with u.s. telecom had walter mccormick, monday on "the communicators" on 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. >> the editor of the london- based newspaper "the guardian" testified before the british home affairs committee earlier this week. he defended his newspaper's decision to publish surveillance piles clicked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> can i call the committee to order? i welcome our witness to today's session, alan rusbridger, the editor of "the guardian." mr. rusbridger, you are giving evidence as part of the committee's inquiry into counterterrorism. thank you very much for coming here this afternoon. can i refer all those present to the register of members? can i ask other members to declare any special interests? >> thank you, chair. i have written to the guardian on this issue. >> thank you. i should say that we are all "guardian" readers, some more
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Dec 1, 2013 10:25pm EST
's the sense that the environment as turned against western companies which is something lot seeing and hearing a about? >> we heard anecdotal reports of concern in that. western companies o be active in china and here's an ongoing dialogue on how to make that best happen ithout undue barriers or discrimination. >> europe can make dc look functional, someone joked today. there a real sense that a trade deal could happen in the climate in america? is there a political will? >> there's a lot of political ill to move forward with the transalantic trade investment partnership. it's a key part of how they view their growth strategy going opening hat they see exports, a reasing key part of enhancing their international competitiveness as well. t's been the evolution of certain sectors in the last 10, 5 years and certain procedural elements, the lisbon treaty and other innovations that create ore of an opportunity now to get this done than ever before. it doesn't mean it's not going to be hard. ut there are a number of difficult, outstanding issues. we see issues in different ways that we'
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Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
and other members of the roman elite. they all spoke each other as a social environment. there've been many other examples throughout history. martin luther and his use of pamphlets. tom payne and his common sense. in the way that pamphlets were used during the revolution. >> the first 2000 years of social media on a quote the communicators" on c-span two. >> republican governors rick perry discuss the gop future. then a conversation with u.s. trade representative about of the current state of u.s. trade agreements. at 11:00 p.m., q and a with a doctor. >> a group of republican governors discussed the party message. governors rick perry john kasich and mary fallon top about the policies -- talk about the policies that have adopted and how they are resonating. the a recent event part of annual meeting in scottsdale, arizona. it is a little less than one hour. >> if you could come in and take your seats, we will start right away. we will talk about messaging in 2014 and what we have to do to actually have a more successful 2014 and 2016 than we had last year. i have to tell you it is so great
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
us it to adapt to a changing environment and gives us the wonderful diversity we see in a room full of peel like this. although they can cause disease they also allow us to adapt. we should be thanksful for them. >> the natural context is how much do we differ. if the mutations are happen happening every time we reproduce how much is there between humans? identical twins differ at essentially zero d.n.a. bases. not quite true but close enough. they are identical at the d.n. allyl. unrelated humans? do i have any guesses as to how much an unrelated pair of humans differs at the d.n.a. level. one in what? well it is not very much. one in a thousand. so at the d.n. allyl, the most fundamental unit of our biology, we are 99.9% identical. there is an important message right there. if we compare ourselves to our nearest biological relative the chimp we are 99% identical to the chimp for d.n.a. sequencing we can line up and compare. we are more different from mice and thank goodness if you compare us to broccoli we are mostly different from broccoli at the d.n.a. level. but if you think ab
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Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
district it works, we have to focus and make sure that those schools are welcoming, safe environments. welcoming, safe, and collaborative environments. you cannot show me a school that works or a district or a state or a country that works where the notion of collaboration as opposed to competition, the notion of a welcoming, safe environment so that schools are central to the community, are not the dominant theory as opposed to testing and sanctioning. that is what we are trying to do. solutions that are aligned with what communities need. we must rate neighborhood schools and try to make sure that public education is a hallmark of democracy and a propeller of our economy. most importantly, we must really make sure that we figure out how to enable all kids to have the opportunity to not only dream big, but achieve them. >> thank you. let me ask you one or two and then we will go to kimberly to start. let me ask you about the common core standards. you said, you think that obamacare is bad and the implementation of the common core is far worse. who is to blame and anyone stepping up t
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
and share ideas on tax reform, on education reform. on getting things done. we love the environment on you can actually achieve results. that's the great thing of being a governor. i look at so many of the members of the utah state legislature who are here. and with each one of them, i can tell you stories about how we were able to get things done and the can-do attitude. it was remarkable. joe then went on to the senate and became terribly frustrated with the culture that existed on capitol hill, something that evan knows a lot about. i went on to china to become our senior diplomat running the embassy there. and we kind of regrouped a little bit later when joe and nancy jacobson, who was the power behind no labels initially came and said would you like to become part of the o labels movement. what on earth is no labels? is it a third party effort to kind of ship wreck the republicans and the democrats. is it a bunch of mushy moderates to get together to take over the world? none of the above. come to find that it is a group that respects the fact that we have a two-party system. they are
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Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
. we know that this environment is ripe. there's also the expected growth of 30% per year for the next three years. one of the things that we did at sink or swim is that we were at the forefront of the technology area for online trading. we have been at the forefront of the content era, really. the amount of content that gets consumed through video every year is enormous. we need to make sure that the content is relevant and entertaining. but what is important is to make sure that the technology that is provided is pushing the content to the customer or has the ability to curate the content to make sure it is organized and easy to find. on top of that, make sure that video or that data is all on demand. they want it now. they expect it. the younger demographic expects that it is all easy access wherever they are. also, that it is free and shareable. thinking beyond mobile access to your bank account, taking it one step further, something that is simple. something that brokerage firms do today. you can get your debit card. you can write checks. you have access to more options. it is rea
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Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
.s.-china cooperation on the environment is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, carbon pollution, for our country and the world. we are particularly excited to have her here. this is the first time administrator mccarthy has spoken here at cap, and we are excited to have her here. president obama released the climate action plan. we at cap applaud the effort and recognize its critical goals. it is critical for the u.s. and the world that we embark on this effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prepare the united states for the impacts of climate change, and to lead this international effort to combat climate change. we believe these efforts will ensure the u.s. grows economically, will create jobs, and will also meet the important challenge of reducing -- reduction in greenhouse gas admissions by 17% by 2020. we hope this event today highlights the importance of china as a key partner. combating global climate change is not something that the u.s. should tackle on its own. that is why we are excited about this u.s.-china engagement. we have been able to see firsthand that the epa is
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
are welcoming, safe environments. welcoming, safe, and collaborative environments. you cannot show me a school that works or a district or a state or a country that works where the notion of collaboration as opposed to competition, the notion of a welcoming, safe environment so that schools are central to the community, are not the dominant theory as opposed to testing and sanctioning. that is what we are trying to do. work with communities, solutions that are aligned with what communities need. we must rate neighborhood schools and try to make sure that public education is a hallmark of democracy and a propeller of our economy. most importantly, we must really make sure that we figure out how to enable all kids to have the opportunity to not only dream big, but achieve them. >> thank you. let me ask you one or two and then we will go to kimberly to start. let me ask you about the common core standards. you said you think that obamacare is bad and the implementation of the common core is far worse. who is to blame and anyone stepping up to fix this? >> i am not a big believer in blame. i am a
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
. they connect all forms of communication, whether they originate in a wire environment or a wireless. >> the future of the communications industry with walter mccormick. tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> they held their fall forum in washington last week. talked john huntsman about bipartisanship and partisanship. aware of them as a congress from both political problem -- parties to solve problems. republicans and democrats have been unable to find common ground on a number of issues. just to name a few -- the fiscal year 2014 budget. the farm bill. and immigration reform. reaching across the aisle has become more and more difficult and principled compromise seems like a mountain too tall to climb. this morning, i have the honor of introducing two national leaders who can hopefully help shed some light on how our legislative colleagues in washington, d.c. and the white house might be able to come together and find solutions to our nation's critical problems. let me begin with governor huntsman. he began his public service as a staff assistant to ronald reagan. he has since served four
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
that tkupbts mean we'll get the disease. the environment, behavior, all things influence it. nd it's the inner play, especially for the most common diseases, hypertension, diabetes and so forth, we know that an inner play of genetic predisposition and outside factors. this is where it gets complicated but i really want to emphasize that genomics is a key part of the puzzle but not the only part. william is joining us on the phone with dr. aron green. ahead, please. caller: my question is, i was in vietnam and i caught malaria and i stayed in the fieldhouse for three months. when i came back to fort brag i had a relapse. i'm having problems, i can't and i have these out of whatever growing me and the va cut them out. or kind of after effect side effect or long term effect cause?his >> dr. green you can address the issue. preceded me just will be the expert on that. his is infectious disease and the doctor is a world expert on that. o i would refer to the institute he runs to get those insaogts. what will tell you to make the like malaria, for example, this is very disease, infectious district
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
businesses. the restaurant and food service industry attract people seeking a flexible work environment, whether they are students between careers or just looking for a second job to makes ends -- to make ends meet. there is a significant movement. given the short term nature of individual employment, the administrative urban of educating and processing the enrollments prove almost as expensive as coverage itself. absorb thiscannot cost and ultimately the cost will be warmed by the public as a whole. the implementation also threatens the safety haven of a flexible work environment by those that work on it. inc. you again for the opportunity to testify today regarding health care law and its effects on the aggregation rules for small businesses like ours. we are committed to working with congress to find solutions that foster growth and truly benefit the communities we serve. >> thank you. our final witnesses donna baker. she is a certified public accountant in adrian michigan. she holds an nba from michigan state university and a ba in accounting. mba from michigan state university and
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Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
in a wireline or wireless environment. future of the communications industry, with u.s. telecom head walter mccormick. tonight on "the communicators," at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> i got upset with the president. the, at my mental health first few meetings. then they never showed up. housewalking in the white and i met this woman, one of the press people. , nobody ever covers my meetings. she said, mrs. carter, mental health is not a sexy issue. legislation and mental health systems act of 1980. it passed through congress one month before jimmy was, as he says, involuntary retired from the white house. the incoming president put it on a shelf. it was one of the greatest of women's of my life. >> rosalynn carter, tonight at 9:00 eastern, live on c-span and c-span3. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. upon returning from when he said was his eighth trip to the middle east, john kerry addressed a forum on u.s.-israel posted by the brookings institution's savon for him. he talks about the nuclear deal with the ran, palestinian peace talks, and syrian chemical weapons. he speaks for about 45
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
in the wire environment or wireless environment. so yeah, america's future is --eless here and -- wireless communicators"he at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. >> i got upset with the --sident because they never showed up anymore. woman who was one of the press people. she said, mental health is not a sexy issue here you -- is not a sexy issue. -- itsed a mental health passed through congress. [indiscernible] never implemented it. one of the disappointments of my -- life. and span,ming up tonight on c- .q&a" with david finkel after that, prime minister's questions. that is followed by the editor of the u.k. guardian newspaper talking about british security and nsa surveillance. bulletsweek on "q&a," are prize-winning journalist david finkel discusses his latest book, titled, "thank you for your service." >> david finkel, at what point did you decide to call this book "thank you for your service"? the gamepened late in after i turned in the manuscript and we were searching for a title. i had another one in mind, which was "the suicide room." when i mention that to the publisher, she said, that i
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Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm EST
. mr. smith thinks that's important when it comes to the environment. i think it's important for the environment and for protecting our inventors. this principle applies to patent review as it does to environmental regulations. the patent officials say they don't want the judicial review. why is it? they say it is too burdensome, never mind that very few people have such claims, but we're going to eliminate that right and that option because it's inconvenient for our bureaucracy. it's absurd and for that reason alone that bill should be defeated. the legislation going before the house is consistent with a decades' long war. here are a few of the provisions of the bill. t will create more paperwork when an inventor has to file a claim, it increases the paperwork necessary for him to file the claim and thus is not more expensive, but increases the possibility that his claim will be denied because of a technical mistake in the paperwork. louiser pay sounds pretty good. if you file a bad suit or lose a suit, the loser is going to pay the legal expenses, what does that do when you
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
love the environment on you can actually achieve results. it was remarkable. joe then went on to the senate and became terribly frustrated with the culture that existed on capitol hill, something that evan knows a lot about. i went on to china to become our senior diplomat running the embassy there. and we kind of regrouped a little bit later when joe and nancy jacobson, who was the power behind no labels initially came and said would you like to become part of the no labels movement. what on earth is no labels? is it a third party effort to kind of ship wreck the republicans and the democrats. is it a bunch of mushy moderates to get together to take over the world? none of the above. come to find that it is a group that respects the fact that we have a two-party system. they are endeavoring to change the center of gravity away from acrimony from the problem solving. it's a lofty objective, can it be done? for those of you who have been around politics for a while, many of you have, of course you can change the operating culture of politics. that in a nutshell is what no la
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
for all and the introduction of proper sanitation sensitive to the protection of the environment. we are determined to address the dire housing shortage in a vigorous manner, acting together with the private sector and the communities in need of shelter. health also remains a fundamental building block of the humane society we are determined to create through the implementation of the reconstruction and development programme. we must address the needs of the aged and disabled, uplift disadvantaged sectors such as the women and the youth, and improve the lives of our people in the rural communities and the informal settlements. we must invest substantial amounts in education and training and meet our commitment to introduce free and compulsory education for a period of at least 9 years. everywhere we must reinculcate the culture of learning and of teaching and make it possible for this culture to thrive. [applause] we must combat such social pathologies as widespread poverty, the break down of family life, crime, alcohol and drug abuse, the abuse of children, women and the elderly and
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
about this idea. if the political environment is tough with fb a reason to delay the law or grant a waiver to the law if you cite to the political environment as your justification? congress isn't doing what i want. i may suffer political damage so i'm going to do it anyway. i think in your testimony you did make some good points. i will give you that. you didn't cite the justification for delaying the mandate. he was asked about a press conference and he said in the normal political environment i would call the speaker and say this doesn't go to the essence of the law and we would've delay for a year but the but there wasn't a political environment on quote unquote obamacare. i think that is totally outlandish of the explanation and even more because congress by the time he made that statement had already passed the bill to delay the employer mandate precisely for the reason the president suggested. let me ask another question because professor turley, i appreciate her testimony and you cite above examples of the founding fathers. mr. lazarus you made the point that it doesn't me
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Dec 6, 2013 7:00am EST
of these things give us a predisposition. that does not mean we are going to get the disease. the environment, behavior, social aspects of life, all of these things influence it. it is the interplay, especially for more common diseases, hypertension, diabetes. we know that there is an interplay. genetic predisposition but in terminal contributions. -- but environmental contributions, what you are eating, how much you exercise. i want to emphasize that genomics is a key part of this puzzle but it is not the only part. host: from maryland, william is joining us. dr. eric green at nih. -- i wasy question is in vietnam and i can't malaria. i stayed in the field house for three months. when i came back to fort brag, i had a relapse. i am having problems. i cannot hear that well. warts growing out of me. the va cut the amount. -- cut them out. what kind of side effect or long-term effect is this? host: can you adjust that? thet: dr. fauci would be expert on that. this is an infectious disease. i would refer you to the institute that he runs to get the sort of insight. what i will tell you to make t
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Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
a positive environment for civil society and to protect the rights of all ukrainians to express their views on the country's future in a constructive and peaceful manner. violence and intimidation should have no place in today's ukraine. to support the aspirations of the ukrainian people to achieve a prosperous european democracy. european integration is the surest course of economic growth and strengthening ukraine's democracy. thanks very much. >> here at the end of this briefing you can see it in its entirety on c-span that -- you can wor. live coverage here on c-span again now coming back at 5:00 p.m. eastern. we posted a question on our facebook page asking about your thoughts on congressional prod uctivity. a couple of responses. michael says, when you elect people who are contentious of government, you'll get that government. tracy offers the, hail hail term limits, hourly pay. congress has to me perks, and privileges. you can post your thoughts at facebook.com/bcspan, . coming up on c-span2, french opposition leader john prince walkup a -- will talk about his recent nuclear deal wit
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
, safe environments. working, safe and collaborative environments. you can't tell me a district or state or country that works where that notion of collaboration as opposed to competition, that notion of welcoming a safe environment so that schools are central to communities are not the dominant theory as opposed to testing and sanctioning. and so that's what we are rying to do. work with community, bottom up, align with solutions that communities need, great neighborhood public schools and ultimately really trying to make sure that every -- that public education is an anchor of our dreaks, a propeller of our community and probably most important, really, really make sure that we give and figure out how to enable all kids to have the opportunity to not only dream their dreams but achieve them. >> all of that event later on in our program schedule on the c-span networks. you'll also find it live shortly at c-span.org. here on c-span, we're waiting for the house to gavel back in. they'll be in shortly for a rule vote. two bills under consideration. one, if they pass the rule today, they'll
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Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
an environment in which israel is confident about its security and a lot of the old barriers to commerce and educational exchange and all that has begun to break down, that's something that the young people of gaza are going to want. and the pressure that will be placed for the residents of gaza to experience that same future is something that is going to be i think overwhelmingly appealing. but that is probably going to take place during the course of some sort of transition period. and the security requirements that israel requires will have to be met. and i think that is able -- that we can accomplish that, but ultimately it's going to be something that requires everybody to stretch out of their comfort zones. and the one thing i will say to the people of israel is that you can be assured whoever is in the office i currently occupy, democrat or republican, that your security will be uppermost on our minds. that will not change. and that should not mean you let up on your vigilance in terms of wanting to look out for your own country. it does -- it should give you some comfort, though,
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Dec 2, 2013 1:35am EST
administrator talks about cooperation tweeb the u.s. and china over policies related to the environment and climate. her remarks come at the center for american progress live at 10:30 a.m. eastern. a speech about american education policy in connecticut. >> on august 9, 1974 vice president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. this is the dress that ms. ford was wearing at the swearing in ceremony. she was less than excited about becoming first lady but president ford encouraged her saying we can do this. she resolved if i have to do this, i'm going to have fun doing it. within 10-days she had a state dinner to entertain king hussein of jordan. she had to prepare for that as her role of first lady and she hit the ground running. first lady betty ford monday night at 9:00 eastern. >> next is constitution and role judges with supreme court thomas. this is from the 2013 lawyer's convention in washington, d.c. it's a little less than an hour. >> thank you, david. could evening, everyone. it is my great honor and pleasure to introduce our distinguished guest this evening. alth
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
president? >> quickly, given our media environment for one. and you highlighted another obstacle he's facing and trying perceptions are set. and increasingly, the closer we 2016, the there are going to be more and more fixed. o that's a big challenge the white house faces. >> you want to talk to him about president obama, the legacy, how he's dealing with the most recent issues. healthcare.gov, the rollout of the website. the criticism he received. call.us a the phone lines there. 202-585-3881. democrats, 3880. 202-55-32882. on l take your comments e-mail and facebook and twitter. i want to ask you about the end of october. inattention to detail may hurt the presidential legacy. talk about the inattention to that you're seeing here? disclosures ping you'll recall. he said he was not aware that he united states was eavesdropping on the cell llor's personal phone. the glitches to the website is another that he has acknowledged has not prepared for. may are -- on their own seem relatively minor. of the the perception white house and a management team there that is trying to do things a it the
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Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
have dedicated my life to protecting the environment. i see no greater issue and no greater urgency to public health and climate change. climate change is not just a public health and safety issue. i consider it to be one of the greatest economic challenges of our time as well, which is why i am really looking forward to the trip, and why i was very excited in the summer when president obama spoke so eloquently and so comprehensively about the urgency to act on climate change, when he spoke at georgetown university. it was a speech that i had been hoping for, a president for many years, and i was so proud that it was our president. he showed enormous courage and enormous strength, as well as, he challenged us all to not just acknowledge the science of climate change, to understand that it is real and happening, but to also charge the cabinet to take immediate action. call me biased, but i believe it was his best speeches so far, although he is not done yet, i'm quite sure. he walked through his climate action plan as well, which outlined some common sense, pragmatic steps that the e
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Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
. employment environment, the is theonal environment, ideal place to be doing that. another thing i was struck by was the retirement statistics. about how americans are getting ready for retirement. i know your research firm has done a lot of polling around social security, but harvesting that change over the years as you have been doing that research? >> one of the things my company retirement confidence survey. since 1991 we have served the public annually on issues pertain to retirement. -- people's confidence in being able to live comfortably. in 1995, 8% of the public said they are not at all confident that they can afford to live comfortably throughout their retirement. at all confident in 2007 and this year it is 20%. three times as much. we us is the plan to work longer. in 1999 we found 11% of workers planned to work 266 or longer and now it is just 36% -- to work until age 66 or longer and now it is just 36%. response to the lack of confidence, but that is a risky response and not everyone can realize it. one final point, a lack of confidence is not a bad thing. it is a wake up call
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Dec 8, 2013 3:10pm EST
development. careful that we not so restrict the environment for the students that want to go to these colleges. up.ave to tighten it we have to be careful that we tread lightly. i have one question for you. you mentioned your testimony that you lament the fact that the year round pell grant program is gone by the wayside. they try to restrain the cost of the pell grant program. can you talk to us little bit about the effects of that? >> sure. all, the institutions that are affected more than any other our community colleges and --torically lacked colleges a lot colleges and particularly. a number of students are coming in underprepared academically. 40% are having to take at least one developmental course. before they get to credit bearing work they're trying to learn what they're supposed to be exposed to in high school. that is why we should have courses forer ready students of the high school level. they are then behind at the end of the first year. they are not on track to graduate on time. what was happening over the summer, and it was expensive, is that they were catchi
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Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
they originate in a wireline environment or not. i would say america' to is a wireline future. >> the future of communications industry with walter mccormick tonight on the communicators at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span two. >> "washington journal" continues. the: we are joined by executive director of the concorde coalition. thank you for joining us this morning. over the weekend it was reported that negotiators are getting closer to a budget deal. tell us what that looks like. >> it looks like what they're replace try to do is about two years worth of sequestration cuts, which was a lower level that went into effect earlier this year. they want to replace the savings so it would not add to the deficit by increasing some government fees and perhaps requiring higher contributions and maybe a workers 60 52 $7 billion deal. it would be an agreement on the level of discretionary spending or the appropriations bills for the next two years. is this a large or small deal? caller: this is not what you would call a brain -- a grand bargain. they deliberately set it pretty modest target. finding some of s
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Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
president? quickly, given our media environment for one. it is pretty easy to write off a lame-duck president. highlighted another obstacle is facing in trying to dig out of -- perceptions are set. increasingly the closer we get to 2016 there are going to be -- they are going to be more and more fixed. is the biggest challenge the white house faces. tot: if you want to talk legacy -- about obama's legacy and how he's doing with these issues, specifically healthcare.gov, some of the criticism he has received, give us a call. guest: with the national security agency's eavesdropping ask posers your car he was saying here is not aware that the united states is eavesdropping on the german chancellor's personal cell phone. obviously the glitches to the health care website is another that he has acknowledged he was not prepared for. on their own, these may seem relatively minor, but added up you get the perception of a white house and a management team there that is trying to do a lot of different things at the same time and not speaking for the american people. he wasn't speaking for
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Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
in welcoming, safe, collaborative environments, and we have to have the wraparound services because we are the first responders to poverty. breakfast, that is lunch, and dinner, like i saw at the school in cincinnati, or whether it is what we're doing at mcdowell in terms of really wrapping services around all of these schools in the eighth course -- eighth worst county in america, when you do those things, schools succeed. and more important, the nation succeeds. thank you. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> in a few moments, representative greg walden, chairman on the communications on his plan to update the communications act. in 15 minutes, a hearing on how the health care law will affect medicare advantage plans. after that, president obama on jobs, the economy, and income inequality. several live events tomorrow morning. treasury secretary jack lew will be discussing the state of financial reform on c-span two at 8:45 eastern. a.m., marissa of the house energy a
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
have have parents involved and engaged in welcoming, safe, collaborative environments, and we have to have the wraparound services because we are the first responders to poverty. and whether that is breakfast, lunch, and dinner, like i saw at the school in cincinnati, or whether it is what we're doing at mcdowell in terms of really wrapping services around all of these schools in the eighth worst county in america, when you do those things, schools succeed. and more important, the nation succeeds. thank you. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> several live events tomorrow morning. jack lew will be at the theitable trust to discuss state of financial reform on c- span 2 at 8:45 eastern. also at 9:30 a.m., members of the house energy and commerce committee on energy and power will hear from federal energy regulatory commissioners. later, on c-span 3, we cover a democratic steering committee hearing on unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month. >> in
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
of the paper. as we move to the electronic environment, the compliance rate will go up and then i'll see the number drop over time. so the answer to your question is, is i fix it by putting procedures in place that drive the ro in the right direction and put system i think i think if -- fixes in place that force the behavior to ensure the veteran gets the right decision. >> before i yield, e i remind you and remind everybody how many times secretary sat there and talked about accountability. you do all the system call stuff you want. if you are not motivating people to do it, i know they are highly motivated people who want to do right by the veteran. there's a lack of accountability there. and across the board, but with that i'll yield to mr. oh -- >> thank i apologize for missing the second half of the hearing. i'll get ab update how you responded to the specific issues raised by ms. price and the veteran service organizations that were here. so just briefly bring up two issues. one, is in el paso at fort bliss we have 1800 cases, 1100 are backlogged at the derail site in seattle. and
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
or building a new plant. they will not take risks in an uncertain environment. host: the president delivered a speech calling for an increase in the minimum wage. says it makes more sense to invest in technology that would replace workers. guest: one of the classic arguments with minimum wage is it causes a transfer to more capital. others who have studied this it does not, partially because you need to look at who earns the minimum wage. you have a lot of folks in retail sectors, fast food restaurants. there is technology that could make a difference. but it is not the same thing as in manufacturing. most manufacturing workers e arn well above the minimum wage. it is unfortunate for families who lose their jobs to a machine that allows one worker to do the work of three. it is not necessarily because of minimum wage. host: you have stopped looking completely? caller: i just turned 60 years old. i have been looking for a position for about a year and a half. i do ecological research. i have been a university professor working with the federal government doing research. iwas employed for 10 y
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Dec 8, 2013 10:30am EST
rebuilding afghanistan but about providing a security environment that allows afghanistan to build itself. an independent, cell secured afghanistan is absolutely in the national security interest of the united it's of america. we forget that is where the planning, financing, recruiting, training have been for 9/11. i guarantee you they are licking their chops thinking they can get back into those eastern provinces. we cannot let that happen. i do not know if you are familiar with the status of forces agreement that would give function over the protection of our shoulders -- soldiers to operate there. these are good international agreements. karzai is playing a game. he is bickering that we want to deal more than he wants the deal, or he thinks we have to have a deal. i think we do not play this game of chicken and walk away. this deal is really important. by the way, it also sends a message to our adversaries and allies in the region. that is not helpful to us given what has happened in the middle east. >> on behalf of the audience year, thank you for being here to show us your depth and
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
that there is not a normal political environment and it comes to obamacare is what he said. i think that is totally outlandish avonex lunation. even more because congress had made -- passed a bill to delay the employer mandate precisely for the reason that the president suggests. let me ask you one more question. i appreciate your written testimony. you cite a lot of examples of the founding fathers. you have made the point that the take care clause does that mean what the rest of these guys say. cite any actual founding fathers so can you cite for me a federalist paper, hamilton wrote the number on executive power. that would substantiate your assertion that it is consistent with the original understanding. there is very little discussion. >> hamilton. >> so you're making the assertion that is not justified either historical fact. i understand the theory that you are positing. it is tough. you have to back it up and acted up.turley who would you point to? >> can i finish? the constitutional convention, this is what i said the bases of the interpretation. originally what became the take care clause
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Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
environment. ultimately, i think they stand to lose a great deal as we go forward. as i considered the achievements and this transformational moment , the one thing i would say is that there are a couple characteristics of the american health sector that are going to remain somewhat unique to america. the first, i would argue, is that unlike every other industrialized country, the united states has never really had what i would call a system. we refer to it as a healthcare system but if you define a system as having a central administrative and decision- making authority, we have never had that. what we have is a collage of subsystems, public and private. medicare and medicaid subsystems being some of the more public but we also have entitlement character the veterans administration and uncompensated care that we all pay for in very inefficient ways in the emergency room and in other ways as people are unable to pay for their own health care. all of those subsystems, that collage, represents one of our greatest strengths in that it has brought enormous innovation but it is also ext
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Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
to the guiding principles of its founder. be it health care, the environment, economic mobility or democratic processes, pew has spoken truth to power to improve the lives of millions of people throughout the world. and of course, almost two years cfa pew, along with the institute founded a nonpartisan group of policy experts and former regulators which has sought to give voice to the people's interest in a safe, stable financial system. so, i am particularly pleased that secretary jack lew will be speaking this morning on the importance of completing the financial reform agenda. jack lew came to his job as a widely respected expert on budgetary policy. he has spent the vast majority of his career in government and has called government services highest calling. his expertise and knowledge have debt limitluable in negotiations. he has also brought a fresh perspective and vicar to the hise of financial reform in role as chairman of the financial oversight council. he has spoken eloquently of the need for regulators to finish the important tasks the dodd frank law has laid before them. he has w
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Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
been faithful to the guiding principle articulated by its founder. the health care, the environment, economic mobility or democratic processes, pew has spoken truth to power to improve the lives of people through out the world. and of course, almost two years ago, along with the cfa institute, pew cofounded the systemic risk council. it sought to give voice to the people's interest in a safe, stable financial system. i'm especially pleased that secretary lew will be speaking this morning on the importance of completing the financial reform agenda. he came to his job as a widely respected expert on budgetary and fiscal policy. he has spent the vast majority of his career in government and once characterized public service as his highest calling. his expertise and knowledge have proven invaluable as he has steered the nation through perilous budget and negotiations. but he has also brought freshness and vigor to the cause a financial reform as chairman of the financial stability oversight council. he has spoken eloquently of the need for regulators to finish the important task that th
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Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
the truth, and trust the people. be it healthcare, be it environment, economic mobility, pew has spoken truth to power to improve the lives of millions of people throughout the world. of course almost two years ago, pew along with the c.f.a. institute cofounded the council. which sought to give voice to the people's interest. i'm particularly pleased secretary lew will be speaking this morning on the importance of completing the financial reform. secretary lew came to the job as a widely expert on policy. his expertise and knowledge have proven invaluable as he steered the nation through budget and debt limit negotiations. he has brought a very free perspective to the cause of financial reform. he spoken eloquently of the need for regulators to finish the important task that the dodd-frank law before them. he steadfastly fought against efforts to reopen dodd-frank. he rightly argued that regulators should be given time to strengthen our financial system through dodd-frank implementation. he is tackled unafraid the thankless job cheering, five different regulatory agencies to finish thei
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Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
providing a security environment that allows afghanistan to build itself. an independent, cell secured afghanistan is absolutely in the national security interest of the united it's of america. we forget that is where the planning, financing, recruiting, training have been for 9/11. they are licking their chops thinking they can get back into those eastern provinces. we cannot let that happen. i do not know if you are familiar with the status of forces agreement that would give function over the protection of our shoulders -- soldiers to operate there. these are good international agreements. karzai is playing a game. he is bickering that we want to deal more than he wants the deal , or he thinks we have to have a deal. i think we do not play this game of chicken and walk away. this deal is really important. by the way, it also sends a message to our adversaries and allies in the region. that is not helpful to us given what has happened in the middle east. -- >> on behalf of the audience year, thank you for being here to show us your depth and commands of these issues, and your bipart
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Dec 7, 2013 10:00am EST
a demographic of veterans that have spent its full deployment come in various hostile environments, home. they are better educated now than they ever have been in history. they're also equipped with technology available that at a moment's notice can get information to virtually any question you have regarding benefits. the va pictures this as a disaster waiting to happen because these are the veteran that are filing complex claims. on november 7th, secretary shin seki took credit for reducing the backlog by one third since march. we caution this panel and everyone involved with va claims to don't take that as gospel. it's a big part of the claims process and that they are not telling people. the most insignificant type of claim is not a medical claim. it is called a dependent status change. you get married, have a child, get divorced, your child features out. it is one document with one attachment from your marriage certificate, divorce decree, what have you. those going to claims. they are adjudicated right alongside him unless a terminal lung disease for agent orange illnesses. unfortu
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